Short-Finned Congo Tetra (Rhabdalestes septentrionalis)

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Short-Finned Congo Tetra

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Short-Finned Congo Tetra

Rhabdalestes septentrionalis

95 Litres (25 US G.)

6-7 cm (2.4-2.8")




6.0 - 7.5

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

6-20 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Short-Finned Congo Tetra

Additional scientific names

Hemigrammopetersius intermedius

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in groups of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish but nothing with long fins.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Keep in a spacious tank with lots of open swimming space as well as hiding places amongst dense planting.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate slender fish with a forked caudal. The body is translucent and silver with an iridescent yellow-green lateral line. The fins are mostly transparent but the caudal has hints of yellow colouration.

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